Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Inspirational

Inspirational

This is where I babble about my silly epiphanies, my random thoughts and my aha moments.

Serendipitous Canal Du Midi Boat Tour

  "Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else" If you are lucky this happens. You are on vacation and all the stars line up for a serendipitous experience. Maybe you are at a resort and the maid brings you back to her house for a home cooked meal...

Exodus Vancouver – Shallow Breathing

expat Eva explores spain
When you own your own breath no one can steal your peace. Author Unknown When I lived in Kits between lives, I took up yoga. It was there that I learned to master the full Yogic breath. You start to inhale slowly as much as you can, hold for a moment, and then inhale a wee bit more. Feel the breath completely fill...

Fulfilling My Wish to Sing

Hamori, Eva singing debut Sud de France
'All your dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them'. Walt Disney  https://youtu.be/Zye-4GGANzw The first song I ever learned from beginning to end was 'A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes' sung during the cartoon-version of the movie Cinderella. I was young, and believed in the words I sung, that my dreams would actually come true.  Why is music so...

French New Years Resolutions

Live your Life's Dream! Do what you have always wanted to do and everything falls into place. Pursuing your own happiness, accomplishing the things that actually make you happy and not what you think should make you happy, could be the answer. Instead of making the same resolutions as New Years past, to lose 10 pounds, drink less, and stop yelling...

Bellowing Budapest in Winter

Blue Danube River Budapest
https://youtu.be/g0Qwb9AGEko First of all, Alfonz made this lovely video about our first few days in Budapest Hungary! <3 <3 <3 this talented man! What does Christmas mean to me? Hungarian Christmas for us means celebrating on the 24th, walking through the lit up streets and peeking into the decorated windows the week before and after Christmas buying ourselves the things we don't...

The Future Teaching Paradigm

Some teachers taught the curriculum today. Other teachers taught students today. And there's a big difference. I didn't go to school to become a teacher. Nope! I was scouted out in high school for a business management training program to work in a large retail grocery chain in British Columbia, CANADA where I grew up. A union job that paid...

A note to my nemesis…

"The measure of a superhero is always his nemesis." David Lyons This morning, like most mornings I woke up and went directly downstairs to find the sun. I placed my yoga mat vertically like a person in prayer, and started my daily stretches. It is here that my little epiphanies find me; those reflective moments where the 'aha' chant makes perfect...

Expat and Third Culture Kids

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  Third Culture Kids (TCK)  refers to children integrating aspects of their first culture and their new culture, creating a unique “third culture”.  Kate from Flight of the Wines Poured shared with me some of her experiences as a Third Culture Kid now all grown up living in southern France. I had never even heard the term before, nor thought there was others like...

Age of Aquarius and Happiness

world peace through the age of Aquarius
'Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.' Deepak Chopra After class today I thought, wow, what an awesome time in world history we live in! I asked a group of students between...

Why Capestang? 100 reasons to visit our beautiful village.

My Expat Life Series Languedocvideo
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